|Menedék – Migránsokat Segítő Egyesület (Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants).
Menedék – Hungarian Association for Migrants was established in January 1995 as a civil initiative.The Association operates as a non-profit organisation, independent from governmental institutions.
Menedék’s aim is to represent international migrants (asylum seekers, refugees, immigrants, and other foreigners in Hungary) towards the majority society, and promote the social, and cultural integration of those refugees and migrants who are planning to stay in Hungary by means of targeted programmes and projects.
Furthermore, the Association represents the interests and rights of migrants towards the political, administrative, governmental and municipal bodies and in the media.
We step up and provide expertise for the elaboration of Hungary’s anti-discrimination and migration policy, and elaborate sustainable partnerships with other civil societies pursuing similar goals.
Our social, informational, mental-health programmes are enabling third country nationals to become self-reliant, and promoting their social integration.
Furthermore, through the national network of social workers Menedék provides personal assistance to migrants not just to help their integration, but also to protect their rights.